Did I miss something in this article? Sounds like the investigation of the BBS world turned up nothing of interest?
That’s the joke. It’s a spoof of other breathless “exposés” of purported seedy underbellies of technology, commonly found in publications like VICE. Below the irony is a brief tour through the modern BBS scene and a reminder that, yes, there’s a modern BBS scene.
I guess I feel into that joke then :)
This is of particular interest to me. I wonder if anyone remembers the BBS Beyond Akira and could relate any anecdotes about it?
I find it funny people think nerds on old technology are any less boring-nerdy than the nerds on new technology.
Absolutely hilarious read! Also taking shots at Reddit, very nice!